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Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 6:30pm

Pianist/composer/educator Vijay Iyer talks with host Bonnie Johnson about his newest trio release "Break Stuff" (ECM). On Friday, Iyer joins drummer Marcus Gilmore & bassist Stephen Crump to speak about their creative process and improv at his stomping ground of Harvard University with the "Learning from Performers" series. They play Regattabar; two nights, April 10-11, 2015.

Check out Vijay's recent appearance on Charlie Rose (PBS):
http://www.hulu.com/watch/765932

Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

Tenor saxophonist, contemporary Afro-Cuban Jazz composer, and educator Carlos Averhoff, Jr. talks with Bonnie about coming up in a musical family in Havana, Cuba and his path from classical music training to jazz education in the United States.  Averhoff sheds "light" on his heritage with original compositions and classic standard arrangements through his debut album "iRESI".  He celebrates the Inner Circle Music recording  with a CD release concert at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8 pm.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

FUNNY, SILLY, HUMOROUS & SATIRICAL SONGS FOR APRIL FOOL’S WEEK. Tune in!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:00pm

Saxophonist Harry Allen discusses growing up playing accordian and how that much-ridiculed instrument helped him learn jazz.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:00pm

There's only one queen and it's her birthday this week! Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the music of Aretha Franklin. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America takes a look back at the 20-odd concerts it's presented so far as a highlight reel of great performances.

The first season of Jazz Night In America webcasts hasn't quite finished yet, but it's time to take stock of where we've been. Whether in huge concert auditoriums like Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall to tiny basement salons like Mezzrow in New York, we've heard from living legends, rising stars and very, very talented artists somewhere in between. Jazz Night In America presents highlights from its first batch of programs, featuring artists like Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Wynton Marsalis, Pedrito Martinez, Robert Glasper, Miguel Zenón, Johnny O'Neal and many, many more.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:30pm

Cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth were arguably two women who moved in powerful circles throughout their lives. Eleanor the liberal do-gooder and Alice the acid tongue conservative couldn't have been any different yet their lives had many parallels. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author Marc Peyser author of the new book, "Hissing Cousins". Find out what made these women so important to American history.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Sculley, former CEO of Pepsi-Cola and Apple Computer. They talk about Sculley’s new book, Moonshot! Game-Changing Strategies to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses.

John Sculley is one of America-s best-known business leaders - with one foot in the storied history of Apple technology, and the other foot in 21st-century innovations that change the way the world does business. His success stories include telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, high tech, Internet services, consumer marketing, and outsourcing services.

Drawing on more than 40 years of experience as a corporate executive, investor, entrepreneur, mentor, and rainmaker, Sculley has become a sought-after global storyteller for the digital revolution. He is a gifted speaker, sharing his perspectives on topics such as globalization and reinvention of work, how adaptive companies succeed in an era of the commoditization of almost everything, solving healthcare through innovation, and new big-brand consumer health services.

Best known today as the former CEO of Apple Computer, Sculley began his corporate career in 1967 when, armed with a Wharton MBA, he was hired by Pepsi-Cola as a trainee. Three years later, in 1970, he became the company’s youngest vice president for marketing - applying his ideas about experience-based marketing to the “Pepsi Generation” campaign.

Sculley initiated the “Pepsi Challenge” taste tests, and oversaw development and launch of the first plastic soft-drink bottle, which together dethroned Coca-Cola. By 1977, he was Pepsi-Cola’s youngest president and CEO.

Sculley’s first book, Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple a Journey of Adventure, Ideas and the Future, became a breakout business bestseller. His latest book, Moonshot!, takes the reader one step further, sharing the secrets to his success, and how anyone can achieve in this changed business world.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 9:00pm

Writer and Instructor in the Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute JAMES DEMPSEY returns to Inquiry to promote the upcoming book and author dinner at the Goddard Library, Clark University on April 7. Joining Dempsey in the studio are three interns and contributing editors for the WORCESTER JOURNAL: JEREMY LEVINE (Clark), MARISSA CASEY (Holy Cross) and TOM MATTHEWS (Clark). They talk about the latest issue of the journal and learning the fine art of editing. To view the latest issue of the Worcester Journal, go to: http://www.theworcesterjournal.com/
To learn more about the book and author dinner, go to: http://www.golocalworcester.com/lifestyle/clark-university-to-hold-book-...

Fitchburg Art Museum Curator MARY TINTI returns to Inquiry to talk about the fascinating current exhibition NATURE TECH. Joining Tinti in the studio is CRISTI RINKLIN one of the artists shown in NatureTech. Her work combines a sophisticated computer aided manipulation of imagery with painting to explore how we see the natural world. Tune in for an informative and lively talk about art, perception and technology. To view the new blog about this exhibition created by students of Fitchburg State University, go to: http://famnaturetech.wix.com/fsublog

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:00pm

Bonnie Johnson welcomes special guest host Marvin E. Gilmore, Jr. to explore the impact of music on his life work. Gilmore is alumni of New England Conservatory of Music '51 and has spent years serving on its Board of Overseers. The philanthropist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, political advisor, honored World War II veteran, percussionist and family man will be joined in the studio by author Paul Katzeff for a book discussion on the recently published biography, Marvin Gilmore: Crusader for Freedom. Tune in at 12pm. 

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